Thread on Arrival by Lea Wait is the eighth book in the Mainely Needlepoint cozy mystery series. “It takes a village.” In this case, Haven Harbor, a small, oceanside village in Maine. Since Angie Curtis’s return from Arizona to Maine, she’s shown an affinity for crime solving. Angie’s day job… Read more
The devil’s in the details when a man is found murdered near Trinity Church in Murder on Trinity Place, the latest installment of Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight Mystery series. Victoria Thompson highlights a different aspect of turn-of-the-century New York with each “Gaslight Mystery.” From Bowery boys to milk production, a side-benefit… Read more
In C.S. Harris’s Who Slays the Wicked, the 14th book in the Sebastian St. Cyr series, a fiendish nobleman is murdered, and Sebastian is tasked with finding the killer. The case strikes especially close to home for Sebastian, who must save his cousin from accusations of involvement.
In New York Times-bestselling author Anne Perry’s new novel, Triple Jeopardy, young lawyer Daniel Pitt must defend a British diplomat accused of a theft that may cover up a deadly crime.
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton is an utterly wonderful debut novel of love, crime, magic, fate, and a boy’s coming of age set in 1980s Australia. Boy Swallows Universe is unlike any coming-of-age story I’ve ever read. Trent Dalton’s debut novel is a tale of “love, crime, magic, fate”—words… Read more
The Road to Grantchester is the captivating prequel to the treasured Grantchester series (the first of which is Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death), which follows the life, loves, and losses of a young Sidney Chambers in post-war London. It is 1953, the coronation year of Queen Elizabeth II…. Read more
Theodosia Browning serves tea and solves crimes in Charleston, a city steeped in tradition and treachery, in Broken Bone China—the 20th Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times-bestselling author Laura Childs. Nothing is more normal for Theodosia Browning, “the proprietor of the Indigo Tea Shop on Church Street,” than to “host… Read more
While You Sleep by Stephanie Merritt, a modern-day ghost story set on a remote Scottish island, is an erotic Hitchcockian thriller evoking the dark atmospheric of a house that may be more than it seems . . . While You Sleep demands close attention to every detail because so many… Read more
Part history, part mystery, Nicola Cornick’s The Woman in the Lake features a beautiful, golden gown with a deadly secret and a dark past—one that threatens to possess the troubled Fen and destroy her sanity. Nicola Cornick is known for her fluid time-slip plots, which blur boundaries of time and space. The… Read more
Stacey Halls’s The Familiars is set against the backdrop of the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612. After three previous miscarriages and with a baby on the way, Fleetwood Shuttleworth leaps on the opportunity for assistance from a midwife, Alice. But when Alice is accused of practicing witchcraft, Fleetwood must decide… Read more